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Football Rumours on Sunday 14th February 2010

last updated Sunday 14th February 2010, 12:08 PM

Football rumours from today's newspapers

  • Barcelona are budgeting for a £60m summer deal for Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has revealed he snubbed offers to join Chelsea and Manchester City last summer.
    (News of the World)


  • Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic could be a summer target for Manchester City.
    (Sunday Times)


  • And United are believed to be lining up Palermo's £10m-rated Danish defender Simon Kjaer as a replacement for Vidic.
    (News of the World)


  • Also attracting United's interest is Bolton midfielder Mark Davies - although they face a battle with Liverpool for the 21-year-old.
    (News of the World)


  • Yet another transfer target for United is striker Karim Benzema, who appears to be out of favour at Real Madrid and could be available for £18m.
    (News of the World)


  • Blackburn are interested in Manchester City striker Benjani, who is currently on loan at Sunderland.
    (News of the World)


  • Everton boss David Moyes has put Nedum Onuoha at the top of his wanted list, and is ready to offer £4m for the Manchester City defender.
    (News of the World)


  • Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips' future is up in the air after a breakdown in contract talks at the club.
    (News of the World)


  • Arsenal have beaten Liverpool and Tottenham to the signing of Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh, who will join them in the summer on a fee transfer but will still cost them £16m in wages and add-ons.
    (Various)


  • Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is hoping to secure a permanent deal for on-loan striker Christian Benitez to ward off interest from West Ham.
    (The People)


  • Hull are lining up a double swoop for Derby's right-back Nicky Hunt and midfielder Paul Green.
    (The People)


  • Blackburn are chasing Standard Liege's Congo international striker Dieumerci Mbokani.
    (The People)


  • Lokomotiv Moscow are planning to make a take-it-or-leave-it offer for Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko .
    (The People)


  • Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed he would happily splash £20m on Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli in the summer.
    (Daily Star Sunday)


  • Mancini is also chasing Fiorentina defender Alessandro Gamberini, who plays at centre-back and has seven caps for Italy.
    (Daily Star Sunday)


  • West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami has yet to sign a new deal at the club and could be tempted to return to Italy with Palermo.
    (Daily Star Sunday)


  • Portsmouth are interested in signing ex-Blackburn striker Shabani Nonda, who has left Galatasaray.
    (Daily Star Sunday)


  • Arsenal defender William Gallas has been targeted by AC Milan, with the Italians hoping to land the centre-back on a free transfer in the summer.
    (Daily Star Sunday)


  • Birmingham and Wigan are fighting it out to sign Real Mallorca striker Aritz Aduriz.
    (Daily Star Sunday)


  • Chelsea are monitoring 16-year-old Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku, despite his father insisting his son will not be allowed to leave Belgium before he turns 18.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • The Blues are also keen on Newcastle centre-back Steven Taylor and are ready to pay £9m to secure his signature.
    (Sunday Mirror)
OTHER GOSSIP
  • Manchester United's 39-year-old goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar looks set to sign a new one-year contract worth £5m.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • West Ham co-owner David Gold has come out in support of rivals Portsmouth, saying the Premier League should not let the south coast club go out of business.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Stoke City's Matthew Etherington admits to having squandered £1.5m gambling on horse racing, greyhounds and in card schools.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Everton have put a £30m price tag on teenager Jack Rodwell in a bid to keep interest from Manchester United at bay.
    (Sunday Mirror)


  • Wayne Bridge is set to snub John Terry and refuse to shake his hand when the pair come face-to-face for Chelsea's home match against Manchester City. Only 24 hours later, the pair are due to meet up again for an England squad get-together.
    (The People)


  • Neil Warnock is ready to walk out on crisis club Crystal Palace to take over as a manager of QPR.
    (The People)


  • Gianfranco Zola is considering his future as West Ham manager as he is so incensed by remarks made by the club's new co-owner David Sullivan over wage cuts.
    (The People)


  • Wigan's Paul Scharner is ready to quit the club when his contract runs out in the summer, with Fulham and Stoke believed to be keen on him.
    (The People)


  • Hull midfielder George Boateng is to be rewarded with an offer of a new deal at the club after turning around his season since he was stripped of the captaincy.
    (The People)


  • Portsmouth could be sold off for as little as £1. New owner Balram Chainrai is desperate to offload the club and wants only to recover the £17m he is owed and to ensure that other debts of £60m are met.
    (Sunday Express)


  • City banker Keith Harris is confident funds can be raised to buy the Glazer family out of their ownership of Manchester United by the end of the season - if the Americans are willing to sell.
    (Mail on Sunday)


  • Former Scotland boss Craig Brown is on being targeted by Nigeria, who are looking for a manager to lead them in this summer's World Cup in South Africa.
    (Star on Sunday)
AND FINALLY...
  • Ronaldo says never say never to a return to Manchester United as he reveals how he misses his Old Trafford "family".
    (News of the World)


  • Football could become the first sport in the country to be controlled by a state-appointed regulator in the wake of a run of financial crises that have beset a number of leading clubs.
    (Star Telegraph)








































































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